What's going on with my poor tom?

acw13

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He's lost most of his feathers on his breast and his tail is gone!
 

QueenMisha

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It's possible he is simply molting. Odd time of year for but possible. Check the areas with feather loss - does he have new pin feathers developing? If there are no pin feathers - are there any other turkeys or birds who could be damaging the feathers?
 
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Lozuufy

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Maybe he is rubbing his tail on something and dragging his belly on the ground a bit? He looks like a Broad Breasted White turkey and they frequently have weight related issues and often drag their bellies on the ground a bit which causes them to lose feathers.

He could just be molting though, as @QueenMisha suggested.
 

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